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Adaptive Estimation in the Nonparametric Random Coefficients Binary Choice Model by Needlet Thresholding

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  • Eric Gautier

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  • Erwann Le Pennec

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In the random coefficients binary choice model, a binary variable equals 1 iff an index $X^\top\beta$ is positive. The vectors $X$ and $\beta$ are independent and belong to the sphere $\mathbb{S}^{d-1}$ in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$. We prove lower bounds on the minimax risk for estimation of the density $f_{\beta}$ over Besov bodies where the loss is a power of the $L^p(\mathbb{S}^{d-1})$ norm for $1\le p\le \infty$. We show that a hard thresholding estimator based on a needlet expansion with data-driven thresholds achieves these lower bounds up to logarithmic factors.
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  • Eric Gautier & Erwann Le Pennec, 2011. "Adaptive Estimation in the Nonparametric Random Coefficients Binary Choice Model by Needlet Thresholding," Working Papers 2011-20, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
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    1. Christoph Breunig, 2018. "Varying Random Coefficient Models," Papers 1804.03110, arXiv.org.
    2. Andrew Chesher & Adam M. Rosen, 2014. "An instrumental variable random‐coefficients model for binary outcomes," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 17(2), pages 1-19, June.
    3. Durastanti, Claudio, 2016. "Adaptive global thresholding on the sphere," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 151(C), pages 110-132.
    4. Gautier, Eric & Hoderlein, Stefan, 2011. "A triangular treatment effect model with random coefficients in the selection equation," TSE Working Papers 15-598, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), revised 25 Aug 2015.
    5. Fabian Dunker & Stefan Hoderlein & Hiroaki Kaido, 2013. "Random Coefficients in Static Games of Complete Information," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 835, Boston College Department of Economics.
    6. Xiaohong Chen & Timothy M. Christensen, 2015. "Optimal sup-norm rates, adaptivity and inference in nonparametric instrumental variables estimation," CeMMAP working papers CWP32/15, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    7. Xiaohong Chen & Timothy Christensen, 2013. "Optimal Sup-norm Rates, Adaptivity and Inference in Nonparametric Instrumental Variables Estimation," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1923R, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, revised Apr 2015.

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    discrete-choice models; random coefficients; inverse problems; minimax rate optimality; adaptation; needlets; data-driven thresholding;

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